Namibia And Zambia In Goalless Draw
26 May 2013 10:00
WINDHOEK, 26 MAY (NAMPA) - The Brave Warriors played to a goalless draw against Zambia in a friendly match at the Sam Nujoma Stadium here on Saturday.
The game was also a first test for newly-appointed Brave Warriors head coach Roger Palmgren.
Although there were no goals from either side, the fans were treated to a good display of football as the Brave Warriors kept their composure, especially in the first half.
Apart from a few defensive errors that were made because of poor communication between the players in the second half, the Namibian side played a good defensive game which frustrated the Chipolopolo strikers.
Defender Da Costa Angula gave all he could to keep the Zambian attack in check.
The Zambian side also had a good balance between defensive and attacking play, with some good attempts at goal from Bornwell Mwape.
In the second half, the Brave Warriors made five replacements, and this was the cause of the communication problem as the new players took some time to adapt to the pace of the match.
Chris Katjiukua came in for Da Costa Angula, Emilio Martin was brought in for Denzil Haoseb, Willy Stephanus in for Pinehas Jacob, Bradley Werman came in for Deon Hotto and Annanias Gebhardt replaced Freedom Puriza.
Zambia?s Mwape hit the ball into the Namibian net in the 50th minute of the match, but the referee ruled the goal out as an offside.